Rock \'n\' Roll & 20th Century Culture Rock ‘n’ roll and 20th Century Culture According to Philip Ennis, rock ‘n’ roll emerged from the convergence of social transformations which resulted from World War II (Ryan 927). Despite its pop culture origins, rock music is arguably one of the strongest cultural factors to develop in this century. Artists such as Lennon, McCartney and Dylan defined the emotions of a generation and, in the last decade, it as even been acknowledged by members of the establ
Rock vs pop Music is an outlet to all aspects of life and has a significant way of forming people and the way they live. Although not always seen directly, culture has an overbearing influence on the music that is produced and made popular. The political climate of the early seventies was full of fire with issues such as Vietnam and constant protest throughout the Unites States. Social issues also played a major role in the developing culture of the seventies. Bands often used their popularity t
Rocky IV In 1985, a movie was made that displayed the attitudes and fears that Americans had of the former Soviet Union. Although the movie had some flaws, it did closely represent the feelings of the era that was depicted. This paper intends to analyze and give the proper credit that this movie and its actors deserve. East meets West when Rocky takes on a vicious Soviet fighter who literally killed his last opponent! Sylvester Stallone writes, directs, and stars in this war between nations in w
Romeo + Juliet- An \'E\' Ticket Ride anonymous 11/21/96 ROMEO + JULIET: AN E TICKET RIDE The new release of Romeo and Juliet is fun, fast and exciting to watch. It is a slick cinematic rendition of Shakespeare\'s work brought to the screen for contemporary movie-goers. There is something for everyone in this movie. A timeless story, a dynamic cast, a hip soundtrack, great sets and costumes and plenty of action. From the beginning the audience is told," buckle up, this Romeo and Juliet ride is go
\'Roseanne and The Kiss\' Jodi Terwilliger 2/12/97 Paper #1 Dr.Lawrence “Roseanne and ‘The Kiss” This past winter break, myself and one of my best friends were driving down one of the main roads in our home town of Elmira, New York. I happened to look up at a billboard that was on the side of the road, and saw a sign that read something like: “Be safe, be smart, be protected.” I thought to myself (immediately) “well, that’s a big improvement from a few years ago when condom ads weren’t even allo
Roswell Almost fifty years ago, an incident occurred in the southwestern desert of the United States that could have significant implications for all mankind. The incident was announced by the U.S. military, and denied by the U.S. military, and has remained covered-up in the government for the past fifty and hopefully not another fifty years. It is not a hoax or false claim, but rather a known event that is thoroughly documented. It is the objective here is to summarize the details of the events
safe place for kids Writing Todd Turner Composition 10/15/96 Outdoors Or TV? I think that if kids spent their time outside rather than watching TV there would be less kids in gangs and less kids causing crimes. I’ve noticed lately that alot of kids are in gangs and have been burglarizing houses and stores. One reason why I think kids are becoming more violent and committing crimes is because, they sit in front of the stupid TV all day long. They don’t spend enough time outdoors, hunting, fishing
Saving Private Ryan Movie Critigue Saving Private Ryan is a fairly new World War 2 movie, which is a blockbuster hit. It’s about a private named Ryan who lost three of his brothers in action. Being the only brother left in the family he gets the ticket home. He was dropped on D-Day in German occupied territorries. Unfortunatly no one knows where he is beacuse of misdrops so a team of eight rangers are sent out o find him. During the mission they go through many hard tasks of war. They also lose
SEINFELD Seinfeld Television has become a mirror to the cultural aspects of daily life. It influences everyone in some way. The media’s images tell us where to shop, what shampoo to use, and what brand of soda to drink. Sitcoms have become increasingly popular through the 90’s. Sitcoms have such a large audience because they are easy to relate to, and they help us laugh at the stress of everyday life. Seinfeld is unique because its a show with odd characters who have a life of their own, and it
Seinfeld Seinfeld It was a warm September Thursday night in 1991. I was engaged in my favorite past time of "channel surfing" when a light appeared at the end of the tunnel. Displayed on my favorite, "20 inch friend", (also known as my usual Saturday night date), appeared a remarkable treasure. There before my eyes was a sitcom called Seinfeld. From that moment on I was astounded to find that not even great sitcom’s such as my beloved Mash and I Love Lucy were as captivating or enthralling. Ther
Sense and Sensibility- Movie review Ang Lee, who directed, and Emma Thompson, who adapted the screenplay, have done an excellent job of bringing Jane Austen’s Victorian novel, Sense and Sensibility, to the movie screen. The movie’s collection of actors are a joy to watch as they bring out the emotions of an otherwise polite and reserved era in time. The production work is top notch with bright, cascading photography that sets a romantic "I wish I was there" setting. The purpose of the Sense and
Shakespeare In Love Shakespeare in Love is a fictional story about the writing of William Shakespeare\'s Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare, played by Joseph Fiennes, is in the middle of what could be a disastrous writer\'s block. His idea for the play, which should be completed, is a pirate comedy entitled Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate\'s Daughter. But Will is stuck, his shrink asks him how long it has been since he has been with a woman and advises him that that is what he needs. Auditions are held s
Shasta Mcnasty Shasta McNasty, a politically incorrect comedy that premiered on Tuesday, October 5th, at seven thirty; on channel nine. The only thing you will need to enjoy this comedy is an IQ two notches below that of a carrot. If comedy is even the right word to describe this brainless screenplay. The shows main viewers cannot even read so for them this review is worthless. The show has the acting ability of my dead grandfather, the plot of a lima bean on a kitchen counter and creativity wor
shirley temple Shirley Temple Black Hollywood\'s Youngest Star Did you ever know that a little girl could be a famous movie star? It happened to Shirley Temple, she became Hollywood\'s youngest star. On April 23, 1928 Shirley Temple was born. One day, when Shirley was three and a half years old, about two hundred children gathered at her dance school to audition for a movie. Shirley raced out onto the brightly lit stage and got the part in the movie series Baby Burlesks. For the next two years,
Shot Change creates a new perspective Joe Chamas Avant Garde Film Midterm 11395 Question #4 Man with The Movie Camera Shot Change constructs a New Perspective The traditional rules for editing from shot to shot had always tried to give the impression of a continuous action taking place in front of the camera. Dziga Vertov, the director, contested this old-fashioned filming style in the movie Man with a Movie Camera. Using multiple shot changes and variations Vertov strayed away from the norm and
Should Section 28 Be Repealed? Recently, I noticed a petition in my local church that was to be sent to Donald Dewar opposing the repeal of section 28, which bans the promotion of homosexuality in schools. Many people did not want their children and grandchildren to know anything about homosexuality. This made me think, should homosexuality be taught in Scottish schools? The response to section 28 has been very different in different parts of the country. Section 28 has never been used in court
Similarities of Two Famous Tales of Love Similarities of Two Famous Tales of Love In one of the most famous love stories of this century, many elements from anotherfamous tale of love were borrowed. In many instances, Westside Story mirrored Shakespeare\'sRomeo And Juliet. Many similarities were noted from the characterization to the plot structure.However, they differed as well. In Westside Story, some characters shared personalities with those of Romeo And Juliet.The families of the Capulets a
Singing in the Rain The hit musical Singin\' in the Rain may possibly be one of if not the greatest musicals of all time. With it\'s tale of the film world of the mid 1920\'s and its creative underlining love story between Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) and Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds), it provokes the interest of someone who would not generally be attracted to a musical. It is a classic masterpiece that set the standards that musical films of today will be judged by. It is a classic performance by
Six Hours of Television Six Hours of Television In looking at modern television programming there are hundreds of shows to choose from. Picking six hours of television to analyze from the prospective of an anthropologist is by no means easy. It is easy however, to talk about what our nation looks like to others who have never been here. Everyone is gorgeous, lives happily, and overcomes all problems, but more on that later. Four hours of the programming I chose is perhaps the most popular progra
Slingblade In reviewing the movie Slingblade many moral issues arose. Slingblade revolves totally around Karl, a retarded man who has spent almost all of his life in a psychiatric hospital. Upon the day of his release, Karl told his horrific story to a student newspaper reporter. While discussing his story, the viewers find that Karl was treated almost like an animal by his parents, picked on by almost everyone in town, including his father\'s boss\'s son. At the age of 11, Karl saw his father\'
Societies Scapegoat 80 SOCIETIES SCAPEGOAT Youth crimes are on a continual rise. It seems that everyday violent offenders keep getting younger and more aggressive. We turn on the news only to hear that a ten year old mugged,shot,stabbed,beat or blew up one of his peers. With crimes on the rise involving children, people begin to look for a cause. Society, when looking for a scapegoat, becomes worse than a blood thirsty lynch mob at a witch trial. Usually the most obvious source of violence withi
Special EFFECTS Special effects in motion pictures has evolved over the years into an involved science of illusion and visual magic. The following is a comprehensive perspective depicting the rapidly expanding realm of cinematography. In times of old, special effects in movies was limited to an individual’s creativity and the constrictive limits of the tools available. However the results of early special effects masters astounded audiences in their age in the same manner that modern artists do
Spellbound Spellbound In the film Spellbound Dr. Murchison, the head of Green Manors mental asylum, is retiring to be replaced by Dr. Edwards, a famous psychiatrist. Dr. Edwards arrives and is immediately attracted to Dr. Constance Peterson. Nevertheless, it soon becomes apparent that Dr. Edwards is a paranoid amnesic fraud. He runs from the police and Dr. Peterson is compelled to find and help him remember what happened to the real Dr. Edwards. Spellbound was not a film noir. Crime and detectio
Spellbound By Alfred Hitchcock Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck star in this mystery/thriller that dabbles in psycho-analysis and the troubles of the mind. Constance Peterson is a renowned psycho-analyst, whose ability to analyze data is unquestionable, but who has no life outside of her work. This all changes the day the new Chief of Staff, Dr. Edwardes (Peck) arrives. It is love at first site, and Constance’s barriers break down in a flash. Critics have noted that Alfred Hitchcock always had tr
Stairway To Heaven In the first verse the writer talks about a lady who is buying him a present. If she gets the right thing than he will be happy and it would be heaven. If she doesn’t get the right gift, than all she has to say is one thing and he will forgive her. The second verse says that he wasn’t clear about what he wants for the gift so she gos to a store by a brook. The store sells sculptures of the forest and she finds a singing bird clock, (cookoo clock). In the third verse he writes
Stand By Me (Movie Review For Small Group Com) A Summer To Remember The movie Stand By Me is based upon a novel by Steven King. It doesn’t have the same eerie feel as some of his other books and is generally a more serious movie. It takes place in the small town of Castle Rock, Oregon. It is the middle of the summer in approximately the early 1960’s. The kids are bored and that is the setup for their adventure to go find a dead body in the woods. The main role of Gordie LaChance is played by Wil
STAR TREK - THE NEXT GENERATION Star date: 41176.8 Captain\'s log. This is my (Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the U.S.S. Enterprise #NCC-17O1 D) account of the events leading up to and beyond the Federation and Romulan war (2380-2385 AD). Star date: 32851.2: The Enterprise received a distressed call from a fleeing scout ship. SOS... I am ... under ... attack!! request ... asylum ... Federation ... Space!!.. The ship was pushing the limits of its engines as it hurtled out of the neutral zone -- the v
Star Wars- Star Wars: An Intergalactic Joyride ŒStar Wars¹ is the highest grossing movie of all time. It is also one of my favorites. It was released in May 1977 and re-released in a restored and enhanced Special Edition just last month. There are many different criteria that can be used to describe ŒStar Wars¹ appeal. Gary Arnold and Edward Rothstein, two movie critics who had the opportunity to review this great movie, explain its appeal in very much the same way. There is a difference though.
Steven Spielberg Steven Spielberg As a kid in Phoenix, Steven Spielberg charged admission to his home movies while his sister sold popcorn. Although Spielberg excelled at making movies he was not a good student. He hated school and was one of the most unathletic students there. His movie making career began at the age of twelve when his father bought a movie camera that Spielberg used all the time. Instead of doing his school work he was using the camera. While he was working with his mom and si
Stranger on a Train According to me, the model of "the classic cinema" is respected in the movie Strangers On a Train. The movie starts on a train, where we are introduced to the two main characters, having a conversation. The subject of the conversation is basically the most important part of the setup. By listening to them, we could predict the direction that the story was going towards. Throughout the rest of the introduction, we are introduced to the rest of the important characters. The fir
Stuck In The Middle Joe Egan and Gerry Rafferty were a duo known as Stealers Wheel when they recorded a Dylanesque pop hit, Stuck in the Middle With You , in April of 1974. The single reached number five on the charts - little did they know that eighteen years later it would become a cult favorite. In 1992 Quentin Tarantino, a little known writer/director, took the Cannes film festival and the world by surprise with his motion picture Reservoir Dogs. The movie is about the difficulties that occu
Student Målçôm 10:6:96 Period: D Powder: Questions 1 Jeremy’s original source of rejection came from his parents who banished him from his home. He was to live in the basement, away from society. This hurting he received made him a more compassionate, caring and loving person. Although his early stages of life were of persecution and sadness he accepted as a way of life. Being banished from society, he solely learned the meaning of compassion. He acquired the knowledge of caring and loving by ex
Sweeney Todd Sweeney Todd is by no means a conventional musical; it takes several forms of music and theater and artfully places them together. Sondheim very effectively transports the audience back to Victorian England for a mad waltz with murder, mayhem...and meat pies. He also utilizes his skill as a choral composer to write some truly fascinating ensemble pieces accompanied by a very intricate plot with many elements carefully layered. There are several important thematic elements in this ca
Tales of the City - Book Report Christoph Jeff Micklon’s Book Report FOR ENG 744.3 Gay Literature Dr. John Bowers Spring 1996 Tales of the City Armistead Maupin When you sense the affection where people enfold their loving kindness you are probably amidst the tenants of 28 Barbary Lane, San Francisco 94109. Perhaps ‘tenants’ is the wrong word, it should be something more like a friendly community of people. In Tales of the City , by Armistead Maupin, the characters are intertwined with togethern
talk show trash Jeff Pavelcsyk LE 100 sect-18 March 3, 1997 These are some views on why talk shows are trash. They do nothing at all to improve any standard of living in this country, or others also. The shows are about ninety percent on topics that do not affect any of us, or that the people in general have any sort of interest in. All they do is pollute today’s already sickening society with trashy ideas so that some other idiot can go out and try, after getting the idea from the show. First w
taoism- action vs inaction Taoism: Action Versus Inaction The Star Trek The Next Generation episode: "Booby Trap" shows a perfect example of Taoist thought. The crew of the Enterprise is always taking some action in order to achieve a specific goal. This episode shows that through inaction you can sometimes achieve far more than you could through action. The mind of the physical senses cannot grasp the concepts of the unnameable. The crew of the Enterprise learn a valuable lesson on the nature o
technology spontaneously approaching humanity with the passag Technology Spontaneously Approaching ‘Humanity’ with the Passage of Time --------------------------------------------------------------------------- By Avner Erez Tel Aviv University , Department of Film & Television Tools once helped early man increase his survivability, and they became more and more useful as means to achieve our goals. Today, innovations in technology have allowed us to fabricate tools of increasing complexity. As
technology Technology In Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus, written in the late nineteenth century by Mary Shelley, Shelley proposes that knowledge and its effects can be dangerous to individuals and all of humanity. Frankenstein was one of our first and still is one of our best cautionary tales about scientific research.. Shelley\'s novel is a metaphor of the problems technology is causing today. Learn from me. . . at least by my example, how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge and ho
Televised Violence is Here to Stay Televised Violence is Here to Stay One of the most heated issues debated, ever since the invention of the television, is the effects of media violence on society. Many try to wipe it out, but will undoubtedly fail. It has great educational and entertainment value. There have even been studies showing that viewing television violence will actually relieve stress. For these reasons, televised violence, including fights, with or without weapons, resulting in blood
Television and the Internet Having already done my fair share of internet surfing, I was excited to finally have the opportunity to do a research paper that involved this vast and seemingly boundless electronic world. It is easy to passively interact with the rest of the world and scan effortlessly through millions of pages of information, some of which is useful, some of which simply takes up space; the problem that many researchers and interest groups face is making sense of the whole thing. W
Television Censorship TELEVISION CENSORSHIP WHAT IS CENSORSHIP? "Censorship is the supervision and control of the information and ideas that are circulated among the people within a society. In modern times, censorship refers to the examination of books, periodicals, plays, films, television and radio programs, news reports, and other communication media for the purpose of altering or suppressing parts thought to be objectionable or offensive. The objectionable material may be considered immoral
Television Violence and it\'s effect on Children The children of today are surrounded by technology and entertainment that is full of violence. It is estimated that the average child watches from three to five hours of television a day! (Neilson 1993). Listening to music is also a time consuming pastime among children. With all of that exposure, one might pose the question, "How can seeing so much violence on television and video games and hearing about violence in in music affect a child\'s beh
Television, What A Waste Of Time How much does television mean to you? Would you sacrifice your mind, your health, and your well-being just to keep ahold of it? Most people would. They are unaware of the severe effects that TV has on our lives and on our future. I think that television should be banned from all American households because of the negative ideas it exploits, the creative minds it destroys, and the growing amount of kids and adults that are making this place a bigger and lazier cou
Telivision Television The start of the television market all began in 1897 by K.F. Braun. He invented the cathode ray tube which would become the screen of most television sets. In 1925 C. Francis Jankins had used some ideas from a Scottish engineer, A. A. Campbell, to create images on the screens. The United States navy used this new technology to transfer images back and forth to its ships. In 1929 David Sarnoff invested $50 million dollars into the development of television sets. In 1935 Sarn
The Cabinet of Dr Caligari Tamala Garrett English 376 Due 1/29/96 CRITIQUE OF THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari was written by Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer, and directed by Robert Weine. It was produced in 1919 by Erich Pommer for Decla-Bioscop. 1919 was a year in which the movie industry was transformed into a giant industry. Although the movie was produced in 1919, it was not released in the United States until 1921. A time when film makers were out to prove that film was
The Chamber- A Look into the Novel and Film Cano-1 Dan Cano Mrs. Ficarrota English 10 Honors 9 December 1996 The Chamber: A Look Into the Novel and Film Stories about crime prove to be a strong part of America\'s entertainment in this day. In The Chamber, John Grisham writes about a Klansman who is convicted of murder and a grandson who tries to save his grandfather is on death row. This story is now a major motion picture. This story carries a strong emotional following to it because it both qu
The Color Purple Byron Hooper 11/18/96 The Color Purple film review The Color Purple The movie "The Color Purple," directed by Steven Speilberg, was, in general, a satisfactory film. It was enjoyable, if you don\'t consider accuracy towards the novel it is portraying important. Speilberg obviously had little, if any, respect toward the original story, by Alice Walker. He slaughtered a story most people had heard of, but never read. I thought the movie itself was rather good. It had it\'s own goo
The Crime Film When looking at the crime film it is important to understand the nature of the films genre. The genre is a way for the audience to distinguish types of films. These are categorised together because of standard protocols developed for a particular types or styles of film. These films usually follow similar guidelines in order to produce a predictable style for the audience. The development of genre films is not entirely the prerogative of Hollywood. It is more the desire of the pub
The Cultural Construction of Gender and Representation of Ide Soaps but more importantly music videos can be said to interrogate the cultural construction of gender and representations of identity. The video suggests a set of images to the viewer and usually these are a blurring of gender and identity. Music videos predicate on the representation of female gender experience. The two interrelated sign systems- access signs and discovery signs- will be discussed. Music clips that will be focused o
The Dead Poet that Kill Himself (A Response to Dead Poet\'s Society) The movie Dead Poet\'s Society raises an interesting question: When educating teen-agers, is it better to use the school\'s policy of Tradition, Honor, Discipline, and Excellence or Mr. Keating\'s philosophy of carpe diam (seize the day)? Mr. Keating believed that people should "suck the marrow out of life" and live like a free thinking person even at the young age of seventeen. Centuries of teaching experience prove Mr. Keatin